welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is tom donkin. here's our top stories: after protest and confusion, the white house clarifies president trump's immigration policy, insisting he's not targeting muslims. seniorfigures in donald trump's own party say the measures have been poorly implemented but the president stands firm. meet the candidate: benoit hamon. a politician from the hard—left will represent the french socialist party in this year's presidential election. and meet baba sen — india's cosmic barber who takes a spiritual approach to grooming. we promise it'll leave you tingling all over. president trump is facing growing criticism tonight,
both at home and abroad, over his controversial order restricting people from seven mainly muslim countries from entering the us. the temporary ban on travellers from countries including iraq, syria and somalia has seen people turned away at airports and detained. tonight, there are more protests and legal challenges but mr trump has defended his actions, saying america needs borders and extreme vetting. our first report is from our correspondent in new york, nick bryant. chant: no ban, no wall — new york for all. new york has always been the great gateway into america and demonstrators gathered in a highly emblematic setting, under the gaze of the statue of liberty, that welcoming symbol for new arrivals. but today we have seen large gatherings across the country. the fractious mood reminiscent of the 1960s. protest is becoming a permanent feature of the trump presidency
and atjkk airport last night, the demonstrations lasted deep into the early hours. "let them in" they chanted. it's an attack on the very foundation of democracy. demonstrations took place across the country. these are scenes in boston as a us senator defied the us president. i cannot believe this is happening. i knew that donald trump would be bad but, boy, not this bad, not this fast. at this courthouse in brooklyn came a late—night legal challenge and civil liberties lawyers emerge claiming victory as a federaljudge blocked parts of the executive order temporarily banning all refugees and travel from seven muslim majority countries. president trump enacts laws or executive orders are unconstitutional and illegal. the courts are there to defend everyone‘s right. what started as a protest outside
this courthouse in brooklyn has now become a celebration. at the arrivals hall in dallas airport, outside washington, the joy of reunion. a muslim woman from iraq finally making it back into the country. i get a call and they are telling me they are detaining my wife who is a green card holder, a legal resident in this country. but despite the court ruling and others making it through immigration, the department of homeland security said it would continue to enforce the executive order. the president says his policy is working out very nicely and defended it on twitter. in an interview with an evangelical television network claimed, without any factual basis, the old obama policy favoured muslims over christians. you know, if you were a christian in syria,
it was impossible — very, very, at least very, very tough — to get into the united states. if you were a muslim you could come in and i thought it was very, very unfair. but this christian family was also refused entry even though they thought these us visas offered them the chance of a new life. they were turned away at philadelphia airport and forced to fly back to beirut. translation: my son has been in america three years, they did not let me call him. there is no humanity. they had spent all their money on tickets and seen their american dreams eradicated with the stroke of a pen. nick bryant, bbc news, new york. our correspondent rajini vaidya nathan has spoken to protesters in washington. the protest was organised relatively late notice and they managed to get
a huge crowd here. what do you think of what has happened here today, it was relatively last—minute? of what has happened here today, it was relatively last-minute? yes and it seems like it is happening in cities all across the country. i think it is moving, tragic, beautiful and i am just add it has to be because we have so much potential in this country. we have such peaceful people. we are country of immigrants. because i know that itiuiti. of immigrants. because i know that mum. the message is this is not american at all and we are standing here today fighting against injustice and oppression, we sent an urgent message to donald trump that this is not acceptable, it is unconstitutional and we will resist every step of the way.|j
unconstitutional and we will resist every step of the way. i think that donald trump has been trying to cover up donald trump has been trying to cover up what he is doing and saying by excusing himself saying it is not a muslim banned all we're saying no to bad people but i think it deceiving and i wanted to make sure that donald trump and the world knows we are not deceived by this and what he tries to cover up about his policies. donald cup has only beenin his policies. donald cup has only been in powerforjust over a week and this is another day of protests here outside the white house. it's important to remember, although there are a number of protests, there are also many people who do support the immigration ban. tougher rules were a major part of president trump's campaign and many see it as him simply doing what he said. we spoke to some supporters of the new policy in staten island.
whatever needs to be done has to be done, and this is for the safety of everybody. we're living in a dangerous world and donald trump's number one job is to protect the american people. we live in a democracy, and if the majority people feel threatened and they want things in place, then we should be able to have things in place. the last, say, four or five years have required a degree of caution we haven't exercised before, so accordingly i think it is appropriate. my parents are immigrants as well, you know, but they came legally, with their own visa and stuff like that. we really need to have some form of vetting in place. i trust him. we really need to have some form of vetting in place. itrust him. his numberone vetting in place. itrust him. his number one job is to protect the
american people. that is why he was voted in. do i agree with everything he is doing right now is that note, i don't but i feel he has a reason for doing what he is doing and we have to wait and see. my parents are immigrants as well, you know, but they came legally, with their own visa and stuff like that. hopefully in the future they can have a future like my parents.“ vetting is part of the process that should be acceptable to them as if i went to their country and there was a vetting process in place i would have to abide to it. we are very threatened in this country and there area threatened in this country and there are a lot of things in the general public does not know about that the government does as far as security and threats to our country and if
they feel this is necessary, i met with it all the way. our correspondent david willis joins me from washington. bring us up to date with the latest advice of the department of homeland security. they were making the point that this only applies all she said does not to people coming in with paperwork up to date and legal. those who have green cards will be allowed in, they say. the white house issued a statement a few hours ago basically saying that this is not a muslim fan as it has been characterised by some. it is all about keeping our country safe and eradicating the concept, the prospect of a terrorist attack.
donald trump, of course, has been criticised by some in his party. senatorjohn mccain, some describing it as senatorjohn mccain, some describing itasa senatorjohn mccain, some describing it as a self—inflicted wound. brought out in the fight against terrorism. mr trump is hitting back on twitter saying they are wrong and that they should be directing their attention in the fight against isis. this next week could be full of legal challenges as experts try to figure out where this travel ban fits within the american constitution? very true. the contention being that this travel ban is unconstitutional. now, we have seen lawyers orjudges i should say in at least five states basically coming to the conclusion that it needs to be stopped albeit
temporarily perhaps and ultimately, you are right. they could be more legal challenges. challenges... this could come down to being in the courts perhaps going, some have suggested, all the way to the supreme court. thank you very much. in other news: the us military has confirmed that donald trump has authorised the first raid by american special forces of his presidency. the pre—dawn raid in yemen targeted al-qaeda militants, killing at least 14. a us serviceman also died, and three others were injured in the operation that was aimed at gathering intelligence about potential terror plots. police in the philippines say they will disband anti—drugs units in order to promote an internal cleansing. that's following the killing of a south korean businessmen by rogue officers last year. but president rodrigo duterte vowed to continue his war on drugs in which over 7,000 people have been killed.
officials in malaysia say twenty—two people, mostly chinese nationals, have been rescued after a malaysian boat sank in rough seas off the coast of borneo. six people remain unaccounted for. it has sparked a major search. delta air lines has grounded its domestic flights in the us because of automation issues. the airline said it was facing a systems outage but flights already in the air were unaffected. the faa says international flights are exempt from the grounding. a prominent legal lawyer and adviser to aung san suu kyi has been shot at an airport. kyi linn died from
gunshot. do we have any more information on any possible details on the suspect or motive. —— ko ni. not really. all we know about the suspect, a man photographed in the moment of assassination with a pistol to the head of ko ni, he is a man called kyi linn, a 53 rolled from mandalay. there are two lines of thought in terms of what might be his possible motivation. he is a prominent muslim in a country dominated by muslims. he founded the muslim lawyers association and he is probably the leading muslim within aung san suu kyi's political party. it has to be remembered that ko ni isa it has to be remembered that ko ni is a legal adviser to aung san suu
kyiand is a legal adviser to aung san suu kyi and has been involved in redrafting the military era constitution which entrenches the army's hold on power or stop there are those who think that the assassination of ko ni may be linked to sending a message, a chilling message to aung san suu kyi and the amendment of the constitution. how are people reacting in the backdrop of the tension between buddhists and muslims? people are reacting with shock, it has to be said. people have been out in the street where ko ni lived last night and into the night, really quite devastated. he was a popular and respected man both among the more slum and buddhist immunities. when you talk about
tensions, at the moment there is of course an ongoing crisis in the west of this country, in rakhine, with the rohingya. when tensions rise in rakhine it does have an impact for the rest of the country. a much more intense rhetoric from hardline buddhist monks in particular and people do feel it here whereas when people do feel it here whereas when people are happening in rakhine state that fill under intense scrutiny. —— and they feel. state that fill under intense scrutiny. -- and they feel. more detail as we get it. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: wildfires burning out of control in chile have claimed at least 11 lives and left thousands homeless. the shuttle challenger exploded soon after liftoff.
there were seven astronauts on board, one of them a woman school teacher. all of them are believed to have been killed. by the evening, tahrir square, the heart of official cairo, was in the hands of the demonstrators. they were using the word "revolution". the earthquake singled out buildings, and brought them down in seconds. tonight, the search for any survivors has an increasing desperation about it as the hours pass. the new government is firmly in control of the entire republic of uganda. moscow got its first taste of western fast food, as mcdonald's opened their biggest restaurant, in pushkin square. but the hundreds of muscovites who queued up today won't find it cheap, with a big mac costing half the day's wages for the average russian. this is bbc news.
i'm tom donkin. the latest headlines: thousands of protesters opposed to mr trump's executive order have again rallied at airports. demonstrators also marched through boston, new york and near the white house in washington. in the face of mounting criticism, mr trump issued a statement insisting that he was not targeting muslims, stressing that the ban was not about religion, but terror, and keeping the united states safe. voters in france have chosen a candidate from the hard left, benoit hamon, to represent the socialist party in the presidential election. mr haman scored a clear victory over the former prime minister, manuel valls, in the second round of voting. as our paris correspondent lucy williamson reports, it's just another surprise in the race for the elysee palace. it was the unknown against the unpopular. and in this election inexperience counts. benoit hamon has been dubbed france's jeremy corbyn,
a one—time junior minister with a plan to tax robots, legalise marijuana and pay everyone £600 a month. translation: faced with a privileged right, and a destructive far right, our country needs to have the left but a modern, innovative left that looks to the future. the problem is, half the party hates his ideas. this primary was meant to boost the socialists' slender chances by giving them a candidate they would unite around but after five bitter years of infighting unity may be too much to ask. especially as this man is already siphoning centre—left supporters away from the socialist party. emmanuel macron is 39 years old and has never been elected but his campaign, more energy than experience, is drawing crowds his rivals can only dream of. anti—establishment, pro—european and liberal on both economic
and social issues — this is populism for centrists on both the right and left. before emmanuel macron i tried other political movements and first of all the parti socialiste, but those last years, the parti socialiste was lost and the main subject on which it was not very clear was about the economy. so after political upheavals in america and the uk, how is france's presidential race taking shape? francois fillon, the centre—right favourite is fighting off allegations that his wife received public money for work she had not done. far—right leader marine le pen also has strong support. she s promised to pull france out of the euro —— she's promised to pull
france out of the euro and drastically reduce immigration. benoit hamon, lagging far behind, seems unlikely to pose a serious threat. but one man who could is emmanuel macron. he's likely to gain the most from the socialist choice of leader. this primary has eluded both a sitting president and a prime minister. the men with power, it seems, don't always win the party. just as hard, perhaps, for the party to win power. lucy williamson, bbc news, paris chilean authorities have detained more than a0 people suspected of arson as wildfires continue to burn across large areas of central and southern chile. at least 11 people have been killed and several thousand others left homeless. the fires have burnt entire towns to the ground and destroyed forests, farmland and vineyards. the bbc‘s sarah corker reports. fighting the flames with whatever they can find, a tree branch, or a
bottle of water, these farmers in central chile fend for themselves as they wait for help to arrive, but they wait for help to arrive, but the authorities had been overwhelmed by the sheer scale of these wildfires, affecting seven to separate areas of chile and described as the largest emergency operation in the country's history. the president says some players may have been started deliberately, others by accident. translation: if we are sure this was intentional we are going to pursue those responsible till the end. we have arrested 43 from the 36 cases we are investigating. not all were intentional fires. investigating. not all were intentionalfires. some were investigating. not all were intentional fires. some were the result of negligence. and if convicted, the arsonists face up to 20 years in prison. 10,000 people are now involved in this relentless firefight. international aid has come from colombia, mexico and
spain. these firefighters from france the newest arrivals. translation: we know that the fires at large, especially in the region of her deacons, that is where the emphasis will be a first, as much as commercial sites and their inhabitants of —— 0'higgins. commercial sites and their inhabitants of -- o'higgins. but a deadly mix of hot, dry weather and strong winds mean the flames have spread quickly, engulfing entire towns. and for thousands of people, this is now the bleak reality they face, homes destroyed, lives lost. and as this emergency enters its third week, some people are trying to put their community back together, but officials warned around 130 fires burnt out of control. it is a new year, so you might be thinking perhaps about a new look, maybe even a new hairstyle. well one barber in rajasthan in india has taken a more spritual approach to grooming.
his name is baba sen, and he's been dubbed the cosmic barber, on social media, anyway. we sent our reporter dan curtis along to get his special treatment. i'm baba sen, from pushkar, rajasthan. relax. cosmic energy guy. i give people my cosmic energy. 0ne customer's coming in, "wow, you are very famous. i see your youtube, wow." my energy made me famous, and youtube make me famous, and people make me famous. 100 videos, and million, million look me! relax!
and reports from canada that shots had been fired in a mosque in quebec city in canada, and at the moment there are no word of injuries. according to eyewitnesses around a0 people were inside at the time when the shots were fired. it is reported that three gunmen were involved. shots were fired during evening prayers. much more news when we get it. just a report, shots fired at a mosque in quebec city in canada. more on that when we get it. that is about all the time we have for you. we will talk with you very soon and have more on that breaking news. stay with us at bbc. you can get in touch with me and the rest of the tea m touch with me and the rest of the team on twitter. stay with us. we will have plenty more on bbc world news. goodbye for now. hello.
this week, january will go out, february will start on a much more active spell of weather than we've had recently. we're all going to see some wet weather at times as we go through the week. it'll become windy, potentially very windy at the end of the week, and even where we're starting the week cold, particularly in scotland, it'll be turning milder. 0ne weather system is pulling away from the uk, another is approaching. in between the two we've got plenty of cloud. many parts of the uk are starting the day frost free. scotland isn't. a hard frost, particularly across highland scotland, —8 could be yours to begin the day, with mist and fog as well, just gradually clearing through the morning. so, do watch out for that. yep, definitely frosty in scotland. but that patchy mist and fog into the central belt, for example, to start the day could well slow you down. here's the contrast. as we move into northern england, across northern ireland, the rest of england and for wales, it's low cloud keeping up temperatures.
hill fog, too, coastal fog in some spots, particularly across the south—west of the uk, it is damp and drizzly in places, too, and another weather system taking outbreaks of rain into south—west england. and as we go on through monday, that is going to take its rain very slowly across the rest of south—west england, into south and west wales and eventually into northern ireland. ahead of that, plenty of cloud, a few brighter breaks in northern england, but after that morning mist and fog the best of the afternoon sunshine will be across scotland. this is where you have the lowest daytime temperatures after that cold start. very mild across wales and south—west england. some of us getting into double figures. monday night we continue to see this wet weather pushing further north and east across the uk, starting chilly on monday night in scotland. temperatures coming up, though. bit of sleet and snow possible over the higher ground. lower levels we're expecting rain as this system moves through. and then on tuesday it slides east and south—east across the uk, so again, another spell of rain for many of us. plenty of cloud, just brightening up into the afternoon.
into northern ireland, a few sunny spells coming through and double—figure temperatures for more of us by the time we get to tuesday. looking ahead to wednesday, that system slowing down before clearing away from eastern areas. then a little bit of a gap before the next system heading into the west. and i just want to show you the picture now for thursday into friday. and a deep area of low pressure dominating proceedings. now, it may not look like this thursday into friday. there's a lot of uncertainty about the detail. i just want to flag up the possibility, though, that this week could end on a very windy note. the latest headlines from bbc news: president trump has defended his temporary travel ban on people from seven mainly muslim countries in the face of widening criticism and protests. in a written statement, mr trump accused the media of falsely reporting that it amounted to a ban on muslims. voters in france have chosen a candidate from the hard—left, benoir hamon will be
the french socialist party's candidate in the presidential elections in april, after winning a run—off vote on sunday. the former—education minister comfortably beat manuel valls, who conceded before the final tally was completed. wildfires in chile have killed at least eleven people and left several thousand homeless. firefighters and volunteers are tackling more than a hundred separate fires — half of which are still out of control. the authorities have detained more than 20 people suspected of arson now on bbc news: the week in parliament.